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Sex & Cigarettes

Toni Braxton

Sex & Cigarettes

Eighth studio album from the R&B/soul singer, her first on Def Jam

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  1. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Like Billie Holiday, Braxton’s voice reflexively bends towards sadness, and it continues to do so even when there’s a diamond on her finger
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  2. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Exquisitely anguished R&B
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  3. 7.0 |   All Music

    The productions, typically polished for a Braxton album, are subtly diverse, with "Deadwood" easily adaptable to contemporary country, "Sorry" rooted in classic Southern soul, and "Missin'" verging on tropical pop
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  4. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    While not a classic, Sex & Cigarettes is a solid effort from R&B's true queen of heartbreak
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  5. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    Confirmation that no matter which way pop’s tides turn, Braxton has a way to find her own voice and make it work
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